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One of the most loved and popular destinations in Europe, Greece is every bit as beautiful in person as all those postcards make it look. From the blue domed, white buildings built into the cliff side to the contrasting turquoise water, Greece is just as stunning as everyone makes it sound. 

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travel guide to greece

From the ruins of Athens to the beautiful Greek Islands, there are just so many amazing places to see around Greece.

When To Visit: As part of the Mediterranean, Greece experiences a bit of a longer summer with amazing warm sunny weather between late April and early November. A visit any time in the middle of the year is likely to give you great weather, with long summer days sure to put a smile on your face. 

During the summer months from June to August is when you’ll find the best weather but also the biggest crowds. 

Language: The official language of Greece is Greek, but you’ll also find that most people around the popular spots in Greece are able to speak and understand English.

Visas: Most visitors to Greece do not need a visa for stays of under 90 days, including passport holders from Australia, Canada, USA and all other European Union countries. 

ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT greece

Capital City: Athens

Time Zone: Greece follows the Eastern European Time Zone UTC +2, with Eastern European Summer Time UTC +3 being in effect from late October until late March. 

International Airport: The main airport in Greece is Athens International Airport (ATH), with most international flights connecting through Athens. Many of the islands, including Santorini also have their own airports, although flights might not be as regular. 

Currency: The currency in Greece is Euros €. At the time of writing, 1€ converts to $1.59AUD, $1.12USD or  £0.89GBP. 

Although a handful of places around Greece might accept credit and debit cards, Greece is generally a cash country so it’s important not to rely on it. Make sure you have some cash on you at all times so you’re not caught out. 

Driving: Always drive on the right side of the road in Greece.

Power: In Greece the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Internet Access: Internet access in Greece can be unreliable at best and just plain unusable at worst. Most hotels and resorts do offer wifi, although the speeds are quite slow and you shouldn’t rely on downloading or uploading anything on wifi during your visit. 

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